After the successful Test Match series against England , Indian fans were excited to see Indian players back in T20 format. But for Tamil Nadu fans there was back to back unwelcome news .According to sources,T Natarajan who was ’ Talk of the Town’ after the performance in Australia series likely to miss few T20 Matches in this home series.
Speaking to ANI, sources in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) confirmed the development and said that while they are not completely ruling him out, it is surely a race against time. “He is down with a knee and shoulder injury and is in doubt for the T20I series. Will have to take it one day at a time and it is a race against time.Source:ANI
Also, mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy from Tamil Nadu and IPL sensation Rahul Tewatia failed their fitness test, likely to miss their place in the squad . They will undergo rehabilitation in NCI Bangalore . Once they clear the fitness test they will be added in the squad. According to sources, Rahul Chahar might replace Varun Chakravarthy in the squad.
It’s high time for Natarajan to prove his skill in this series especially this will be the first home series in India after being selected for the National Team. Since , Bumrah rested for the entire T20 series Team India might look for other seam bowling options available in their bench strength and available players.
It will be a highly competitive series for the Indian players to seal their place in T20 world cup series for experienced players like Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and youngsters like Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini will have the bright spot to replace Natrajan in the playing XI.
.It’s an important series for both the home team and away team , since the T20 world cup will be played in India. Both the Team will look to select their Team combination in this series. Team India have included many young players in this 5 match T20 series to get their team combination before the world cup. We will post the playing Combination strength and analysis in the upcoming article .